As some of you know I co-hosted a show called A Tale of Two Bumps with my preggy partner in crime, Kayli. We shared everything from our pregnancy struggles to what we were most excited and nervous about to heartburn, pickles and everything in between. It was a crazy roller coaster ride and I’m so happy I got to experience it with her and share the journey with you guys. I’m super excited to announce that the show will continue-only this time we will be joined by our little ones! YAY! I can’t wait to start filming the new season, we have brand new name, A Tale of Mommy and Me, AND we’ll have a cool new set. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on when the first episode airs. In the meantime enjoy the bloopers from the first season of #2Bumps!
For my birthday this year nothing sounded more exciting than a day of pampering at a luxury spa. I also hadn’t had a chance to get my sister her bday gift yet. (She now shares a birthday with my son and I wanted to get her something in addition to a NEPHEW!) I decided on the Cure Salon and Spa in West Hollywood for a few reasons 1) they offered a hamamm (I hadn’t been in one since I went hammam hopping in Instanbul two summers ago) 2)They had a four handed massage. Done. The hammam was great, but can we talk about the four handed massage!?! Umm… wow. It was SO wonderful. The flow, pressure and unique blend of movements made it one of my favorite spa experiences ever. It will be hard to go back to just a regular two handed massage! #ImSpoiledNow
After multiple showers, a hammam, a rub down and a luxury bubble bath I think it’s safe to say I cleaned off all the baby barf that may have been lingering or hidden somewhere on my body. So gross I know, but I’m told I need to get used to that.
Check out this vlog to see more from me and my sis at the spa.
*Top two images courtesy of google
Hi! Below is a quick video on what’s in my diaper bag. If any of you mamas think there is something important I’m missing please let me know! I love hearing from you guys. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the video.
My boy is officially one month old today! I don’t even know where to begin to describe the first month of motherhood. It’s all about adjustment. I’m learning my baby, he’s learning me, and we’re both trying to survive. My main goals have been to keep that little dude fed and make sure he’s going to the bathroom, other than that I’ve been pretty delirious but mostly head over heels in love! I will say I’m so thrilled to not be pregnant. Yipee! Those last few weeks (um, hi I went two weeks over my “due date”) were les miserable. I would much rather hold my baby in my arms than my belly. I literally spend hours staring at him and even when I put him down for a nap, I find myself wandering into his room to watch him sleep. I cannot get enough of his face. To me it’s the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen. Ever. Speaking of his cuteness, take a look at the awesome photos my dad took of him a few days ago.
*All photos by my talented father Mansur Kiadeh
I posted this video on my YouTube channel a few days ago, but I wanted to share it here as well. The last few weeks were an emotional roller coaster ride to say the least. Going so far over my due date was not only draining but it turned me into an anxious mess. Every day i would wake up thinking today could be the day, and every day it wasn’t. I was also obsessively researching natural induction techniques and trying ALL of them. By the time the two week mark rolled around I was a swollen bucket of tears. Clearly my baby was teaching me some important lessons in motherhood before he even got here. My world no longer revolves around me and my schedule! My birth story definitely did not go as planned, in fact it was the complete opposite of what I wanted and prepared for. That being said, the end result was still the same, a healthy, adorable, almost nine pound baby boy. It was a rough ride, but I’m in such a state a pure baby bliss right now that it all seems worth it. Thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly supportive of my journey. Your advice and words of encouragement has truly helped me during this wild ride! I can’t wait to share more adventures in baby land with you. Enjoy the video below and have a fab day!
Hi! THANK YOU to everyone for all your tweets, comments, and support. I have honestly never felt so loved! I truly can’t believe I’m still preggers! WTF!?! I’m currently at 41 weeks and 1 day pregnant with no major signs of labor ; ( I’ve been feeling anxious, uncomfortable and, to be honest, pretty miserable. Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything to naturally induce labor. Like EVERYTHING. From a “labor inducing” salad, to acupuncture, reflexology, castor oil, raspberry tea, getting busy with the hubs, and anything else you can possibly think of!
On a positive note Idris is doing great (he’s a little too comfy if you ask me). Michael and I have had two appointments in the last few days to monitor his fluid levels and his heart beat. Everything is perfect and all the Dr’s and my midwife agree to just let nature run it’s course for the next few days to see what happens. If he is not here by Friday, I will be induced. Getting induced would most likely mean no water birth for me, which breaks my heart, but ultimately I’m going to do what’s right for my baby boy. I want him healthy and happy. In the meantime Michael and I will do our best to keep you all posted on what’s going on with me and my nugget.
In even more positive news, my preggy partner in crime Kayli had her beautiful baby boy today! Check out her insta and send her lots of love! Idris can’t wait to meet his BFF.
Thanks again to all of you! Sending you lots of love!
Hi and happy Wednesday! I’m still here, still waiting to make a big announcement… so far nothing is happening! Grrr. In the meantime, check out the latest episode of A Tale of Two Bumps, where my girl Colette gives us some baby advice. After five kids of her own, I pretty much consider her a pro on all things baby and mamma. She shares tips on how she naturally induced (with exercise!), what she packed in her hospital bag and mostly how she remained flexible throughout the process. I’m currently trying to channel her calm aura! Have a great day everyone!
Happy Friday! Raise your hand if you’re ready for a double dose of baby shower fun!?! I’m just going to assume everyone is waving their hands frantically in the air because they can’t get enough of this baby shower! lol I had every intention of posting this video yesterday, but I was on set for one final day of filming until my bambino arrives. In yesterday’s video Kayli and I casually recap our fun filled day and share some of our highlights. For me that included salted carmel cake pops and of course being showered with love from friends, family and coworkers. In the today’s video, which is below, we share our baby shower haul. Kayli and I were SO SPOILED and several brands that have been following our journey gifted us with a variety of unique and useful products, like our super cool Joovy strollers. A large majority of our other gifts came from a great site called WeeSpring.com, which is basically an amazon meets yelp for mammas. The site is jam packed with reviews, recalls, and product recommendations. For a first timer like me, it is extremely useful! Be sure to check it out. Now, back to the video, sit back, relax and enjoy the baby shower haul from us preggies. In the meantime, I’ll be over here trying to INDUCE LABOR!
BIG THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone for making me and Baby Idris feel so incredibly loved and special throughout this whole journey! Sending cyber hugs and kisses your way. Gotta Go!
Who’s ready for some more baby shower fun!?! I love the beautifully shot video below that captures the perfect day Kayli and I had celebrating our little men with some of our favorite people. Never did I think I would have such a luxury baby shower! Believe me when I say I’m constantly reminding myself of how lucky I am. I can’t thank The Mom’s View team enough for all they have given me. One more video will be coming your way tomorrow, so please stay tuned! Hope you all have a great Wednesday.
Dress: Seraphine Maternity
Photography by Mary Costa